There are very few situations where acupuncture is not advised:
- If the patient has a haemophilic condition
- If the patient has a severe psychotic condition
- If the patient has an uncontrolled movements
Also, whilst acupuncture is perfectly safe during pregnancy, you should advise me, as some acupoints are contra-indicated in pregnancy.
Also, please notify me if you suffer from a condition transmissible by blood (HIV/AIDS, hepatitis) or have a pacemaker.
If you are a blood donor, you cannot donate blood for a minimum of six months following acupuncture treatment. See the IBTS website for more details.